On May 30, Chery officially launched its new flagship SUV – Tiggo 9. A total of five models were launched with a price range of 152,900 – 203,900 yuan (21,500 – 28,800 USD). Customers can choose from a 5-seat or 7-seat layout. The Chery Tiggo 9 will directly compete with models such as the Geely Xingyue L, Hongqi HS5, and GAC Trumpchi GS8.
The Tiggo 9 is based on Chery’s new T2X Mars architecture and is positioned above the Tiggo 8. In terms of appearance, at the center of the front face is the luminous Chery brand logo, equipped with narrow and sharp headlights on both sides.
As a mid-size SUV, the size of the Chery Tiggo 9 is 4820/1930/1699mm, and the wheelbase is 2820mm. Coming to the side, the blackened A/B/C/D pillars created a suspended roof effect. Other notable design elements include the popular pop-out door handles and a two-color body.
The car runs on 20-inch densely-spoked aluminum alloy wheels.
Coming to the interior, the dashboard uses a hint of wooden materials to further enhance the luxuriousness of the car. Furthermore, the dashboard is a dual-curved screen for a 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel and a 12.3-inch central control screen, equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. Below the central control screen are three air conditioner outlets. A 256-color ambient light is also present.
The center console has a built-in wireless charging pad, a drive selector, and buttons for various functions. Additionally, the high-end versions offer steering wheel heating, a head-up display, a 12 Sony-speaker audio system, and driver fatigue monitoring. In terms of safety, the car comes standard with a level 2 driving assistance system supporting functions including automatic cruise control and autonomous parking. In fact, Chery advertised it as a level 2.9 driving assistance system. But nevertheless, it is not level 3.
The seats are wrapped in leather. The front seats can be electronically adjusted and support heating/ventilation. The co-pilot seat has a leg rest and supports massage. The rear row also gets sunshades.
Chery Tiggo 9 is powered by a 2.0TGDI turbocharged engine that outputs 192 kW and 400 Nm. The two-wheel drive model is mated to a 7-speed DCT while the four-wheel drive model is mated to an Aisin 8AT gearbox. The top speed will be 205 km/h with a combined fuel consumption of 7.7L/100km. Hybrid versions will also be available in the future.